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The Recipe for Success: Why Franchises Tend to Thrive

Monday 4th September 2023

The business world is a diverse landscape, where companies come and go, and only a few manage to thrive and expand consistently. In this dynamic environment, franchises have emerged as a robust and enduring business model. They offer a compelling combination of structure, support, and brand recognition that often leads to higher success rates compared to independent startups. In this blog, we will explore the reasons why franchises tend to be more successful. Established Brand Identity One of the primary advantages of owning a franchise is the instant recognition and trust that comes with a well-established brand. Consumers are naturally drawn to familiar names and logos, and franchises capitalize on this by offering products or services that people already know and love.…

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From Dream to Reality: Navigating Your Franchise Journey

Monday 17th July 2023

Congratulations on becoming a franchise owner! As you embark on this exciting new venture, there are important steps to take to ensure the success of your franchise. In this blog, we will guide you through the essential elements and strategies to get your franchise off the ground and set it up for long-term prosperity. Embrace the Franchise Concept: As a new franchise owner, it's crucial to fully understand and embrace the concept you've invested in. Take the time to immerse yourself in the brand's values, products, and services. Understand what differentiates your franchise from competitors and the unique benefits it offers to customers. Embracing the franchise concept will help you effectively communicate its value and build a loyal customer base. Leverage the Established…

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Why Are People Turning To Franchises?

Wednesday 31st May 2023

The decision to start a business will probably rank in life's top five most significant decisions. The opportunity to invest in a franchise, such as the one we offer at Design Print Distribution Group, gives you the business you crave, without the risks of starting from scratch and going it alone. The very reason that so many choose to embark on a franchise relationship by buying into the success of an existing business. What Is A Franchise? A franchise business opportunity allows you to become a part of an existing successful business, one that already has a proven track record, is looking to grow and, most notably, a business model that works for franchises. The buying power you have will buy you…

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How To Run A Door Drop Leaflet Business In The Digital Age

Monday 27th March 2023

As a Design Print Distribution Group franchisee, you won't be surprised at the level of support you receive from the team at the leading door drop and mail campaign central hub. For those considering our franchise opportunity, we want to give you an insight into how the digital age (with our help) can help you. Digital Marketing Social media is possibly one of the most useful free-to-use tools for building and sharing knowledge. Reaching out to a wide audience costs nothing. It is a great way to let people know about the services you offer, find staff to help you with running the business and doing the leaflet drops, as well as a great way to build a rapport with local businesses,…

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Making Plans And Setting Goals For The Year Ahead

Tuesday 24th January 2023

Perhaps quite scarily, we are coming to the end of January, and the new year is a distant memory for most. Yet one thing January and a new year is a good time for, is setting some realistic goals for the year ahead. Goals are achievable if you have the right plans in place to do so and are flexible enough to make any necessary changes and be accountable for those you might have to let go. Here are some tips to help you set and achieve goals that will make this next year perhaps your best one yet. Visualise your goals Firstly, it's hard to set a goal if you have no idea what you want to achieve. If you can visualise your…

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Introducing Our New Regional Franchise: Coventry Leaflet Delivery

Friday 2nd December 2022

Here at the Design Print Distribution Group, we love to celebrate new franchisees taking the plunge into starting their own business. As such, we're proud to introduce you to our latest franchise opened in Coventry! Meet Our New Coventry Leaflet Distribution Franchisee Born in Bulgaria, Plamen, our Coventry franchise manager, is keen to help companies, sole traders, charities and organisations to bring their message into people's homes across Coventry. His team is undoubtedly well equipped and has local knowledge we know will benefit your leaflet distribution campaigns. Plamen brings a wealth of experience running his own business. With organisation and logistics knowledge, we are confident he will help to support every leaflet distribution campaign. When considering a franchise investment, Plamen wanted to…

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The importance of location for a new door drop marketing franchisee

Thursday 27th October 2022

A door drop marketing franchise needs a few things to succeed. Of course, it requires commitment, and a desire to work hard to build your business (of course, benefitting from a proven business model makes life so much easier than starting from scratch). However, it also needs the right location! When you join the Design Print Distribution Group franchise family, you will own a territory based on city postcodes. Each patch has around a quarter-of-a-million homes and many thousands of businesses. That's a big market to tap into, so being based in or near our potential customers will make things easier. The benefits of providing a local service Owning a local door drop marketing business on your doorstep brings benefits that include: ● Convenience for…

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Is A Franchise Right For Me?

Tuesday 27th September 2022

Here at the Design Print Distribution Group, we receive many enquiries from franchisees but as a responsible franchise model, we like to make sure that potential franchise partners are fully prepared for the fantastic opportunity that a Design Print Distribution Group franchise offers. Franchising is undoubtedly a popular way to set up a business, but is it right for you? Franchising is right for many people, yet we know everyone is unique, and we want you to make the best decision for you, your family and your lifestyle. With this in mind, here are some questions you should consider before taking the plunge. A franchise business is perfect for someone wanting to build their own business yet not wanting the risk of starting…

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Is There A Right Time To Buy A Franchise?

Monday 5th September 2022

Starting a new business is always risky and will take time and commitment. If you're opting to join a franchise, whilst it reduces the risks compared to going alone in a new venture, there are always risks that you must consider and understand. As a franchisee, you are investing in a business that is already established and has a strong track record. You will still work for yourself but have the support of experts and experienced people who already see success in your chosen industry. Are you ready? The general day-to-day responsibility for the business is yours, so you must be prepared to make decisions, work hard and dedicate the time to build the franchise business in your area. Of course, there is…

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Meet The Man Behind The Franchise: Introducing The Design Print Distribution Group’s Founder

Tuesday 16th August 2022

Running a successful design, print and mail distribution business wasn't always a likely path for our founder Mike Ethridge. In fact, it was a string of redundancies, a desire to set up a side hustle business, and a little help from Google that set Mike on the path to founding The Design Print Distribution Group in 2012. A Bristolian born and bred and committed Bristol Rovers supporter, Mike left school with one GCSE, and that was in French (which, Mike admits, wasn't particularly useful). But he was a hard worker, gaining experience in a number of different jobs and sectors, including logistics, warehousing and driving. He gradually worked his way up through the ranks, but had to take a number of knocks…

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What Should I Consider Before Buying A Franchise?

Tuesday 9th August 2022

Starting your own business is a big decision, often mixed with worry, and fear of what happens if things go wrong. Buying into a franchise can help with some of the concerns that offer you greater comfort than going it alone, but there are still some things that it's certainly wise to consider. You need to give thought to whether a franchise is right for you before making a decision that will affect the rest of your life. Here at Design Print Distribution Group, we have worked hard on our franchise package and ensure that all prospective franchisees understand what is involved and what it means to run a franchise for a successful business. So here we help you make those critical…

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Build And Develop Your Own Job Security Through Franchising

Thursday 23rd June 2022

Starting a new business can be daunting and from scratch, undoubtedly risky, If you're worried about beginning a business from the ground up, there could be a less risky method. In fact, franchising could be the answer to many of the worries those looking to start a business might have. Owning a franchise offers so many benefits that starting a business from scratch and on your own doesn't. Here at Design Print Distribution Group, we offer a franchise package that can give you job security with support from a tried and tested brand. You have a new business with the backing of an old hand. Our franchisees benefit from a team that knows the power of support and experience to…

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